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Gypsy Moths Going To Court?

Last updated on Saturday, January 19, 2008

(UNDATED) - The gypsy moth is the subject of a series of public hearings in Indiana.

The Department of Natural Resources holds the hearings to tell people of the problems the bugs cause and what is being done to prevent them from destroying trees.

State entomologist Phil Marshall says the gypsy moth feeds mostly on oak trees, but also hurts other trees growing in Indiana. The moths top two food sources make up 80 percent of trees in Indiana. He says the bugs could have a major economic impact on the state's 8 billion dollar timber industry.

Hearings are being held through February 5th in seven counties, mostly in the northern half of the state.

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